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in the arab world hitting home after an angry mob kills the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> today many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself. how could this happen in a country in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be, but we must be clear-eyed even in our grief. this was an attack by a small and savage group. not the people or government of libya. >> tensions are also strained right now with one of america's closest allies. anti-american fury is now spreading. we're following all the angle from around the globe. ian lee is on the ground in cairo, eswript, and sarah is in jerusalem. so two u.s. missions in two different countries attacked on the same day. we're talking about the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. we want to take a closer look at the security information with someone who is actually experiencing this. nicolas burns has served in the foreign service for 27 years. he is also a former u.s. ambassador to nato. nick, thanks for
in the united states and said to be insulting to islam. >>> u.s. drones join the manhunt for those who killed a u.s. diplomat and three other americans. concerns over the tep id response by the new regime in egypt. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. >> we're covering every angle of this developing story. first, let's take a step back and look at how things have unfolded over the past 48 hours. the outrage first ignited tuesday in egypt. protesters converged on the embassy. within hours, crowds gathered outside benghazi, libya. armed militants killed the u.s. ambassador and three of the staffers. today, crowds storm the u.s. embassy in yemen. riot police eventually turned them back with tear gas. also today, demonstrators turn out in iran. they aamass outside the swiss embassy, which represents u.s. interests in iran. let's get the latest now from that region. mohammed jamjoon join us. >> about 2,000 to 3,000 protesters that were marching toward the u.s. embassy, many of them aable to get close enough to the main gates. they started scali
, including the u.s. embassy. the mood there was violent. rocks thrown. fires set to barricades. several injured, including police. >>> and this was the scene in northeast syria today. an air strike hit a village gas station. opposition activists say the strike killed 20 civilians and wounded more than 70 others. the death toll is expected to rise. >>> and people in the former soviet republic of georgia are outraged over graphic videos reportedly showing prison guards abusing and raping inmates. thousands of protesters took to the streets after tv stations aired the shocking images. the president says what happened at the prison is a "horrific afront to human rights and dignity." the country's corrections minister has resigned over that video. >>> more protests is and violence today in pakistan. as many as 1,500 people marched outside the diplomatic enclave in islamabad that houses the u.s. embassy and several other foreign embassies. some protesters carried sticks, threw rocks, and set fire to barricades as they marched. police fired warning shots to disburse the crowd, but several poli
wire to reach the embassy there. they're calling for the expull shon of the ambassador and other u.s. diplomats. u.s. and israeli flags were burned during gauze wra city. we've been telling you these protests were triggered by a low budget movie ridiculing the prophet muhammad. >>> this hour we are watching several countries where active anti-american and anti-western protests are raging. some of the them out of control. >>> this is sudan that you are watching. embassy row in the capital. furious protesters got into the compound of the german embassy. they set fires and tried to smash windows. police managed to break up the riot with tear gas. >>> cairo today saw the fourth straight day of angry mobs fighting against riot police against the american embassy, and in a city's center tahrir square. anything american, government buildings, anything are the target of anger and attacks today. you are about to find out where and where else. let's get straight to it. we go straight to tunisia in northern africa. protesters have breached the u.s. embassy in the capital. they pulled down the u
. apologize for what had happened to the u.s. consulate, the death of the american citizens including ambassador stevens. they say that this is not representative of the sentiments, the libyan people in a whole in general have for the united states and the people. there's gratitude for what the united states did for the libyan people last year. and it's the role it played through nato in supporting the libyan revolution and ousting libyan dictator moammar gadhafi. we are hearing from the top officials of libyan government, holding a news conference earlier condemning the attacks and vowing to bring those responsibly for the attack to justice hinting that this was carried out suspected by islamist radical groups that operate in eastern libya. the speaker of the libyan parliament, the general national congress, saying that there are all indications that this was origin orchestrated around the september 11th anniversary and libya rejects the use of the land for what he described as revenge attacks. reassuring the united states and the international community that they are working to secu
>>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this hour in the cnn newsroom, anti-american protesters are scaling u.s. embassy walls and burning cars in several cities. the protests are happening from cairo to sanaa, yemen, to tel aviv, to tehran. the anti-american violence started in egypt. it is not letting up. there are angry crowds protesting for a third straight day over the film that insults islam. demonstrators threw rocks, molotov cocktails, pushed through barbed wire fencing outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. police responded by firing tear gas. officials say 224 people were injured in today's protests alone. egyptian blogger and journalist mona eltahawy has been witnessing this and joins us by phone from cairo. mona, i know you were in tahrir square over the last 24 hours. what is the feeling, what is the mood there? >> reporter: i was there in the early hours of today, at about 2:00 a.m. i was not there today and there was -- yesterday there was a street that was closed to block access to the u.s. embassy, which is why the clashes were taking place not right at the premise as they were --
on that in just a moment. the anti-u.s. anger has reached as far as australia. protesters carried signs saying obama, obama, we like osama as they rallied in front of the u.s. consulate in front of sydney today. haters of america have defiled the stars and stripes, broken on to a diplomatic property and clashed with police. in tunisia, two protesters died friday. the death toll is expected to climb. in sudan, british and german embassies are tightening security after attacks there. and in afghanistan this is the second day protesters burned obama in effigy. two u.s. marines are dead. officials say 20 armed terrorists infiltrated the base perimeter of the british military complex last month. anna, the taliban have claimed responsibility for this attack. tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we are getting confirmation that two marines, as you mentioned in your introduction, have died. several were wounded when 20 insurgents attacked the camp. this is taliban heartland. now they used small weapons, rocket propelled grenades, as well as suicide ied vests to infiltra infiltrate. this is a he
. turned violent with protesters clashing with police near the consulate. especially trained u.s. marines were sent to help beef up security. in benghazi, four americans were killed in the first few hours of the protests there. their bodies were returned to the u.s. on friday. cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon visited the ruins of the destroyed consulate and she has more on what happened and why. >> amid the ash, soot and debris, remnants of a life that was and what it meant to those stationed here. scrawled on this sheet, libya is so important. traces of blood stained the walls. what is now a blackened ruin, was a pleasant compound in an upscale benghazi neighborhood. libyan officials say tuesday night's attack was planned by islamist militants and quickly overwhelmed the libyan and american guards. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasin
and for countries around the world, that this is the symbol of u.s. diplomacy. >> barbara, let's listen to that now. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. they embodied it. >> i think it is important to point out what the secretary of state said as well to the people of libya, to the people of egypt, all over that region, they said that the people did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. very well put. >> reporter: well, that's absolutely right. and, again, it is the images that the world has seen for the last few days, whether it is mob violence, whether it is inspired by some movie, whether it is al qaeda inspired, these terrible images of violence across the muslim world, and, you know, people have died, american diplomats have died, people have died on the streets of these countries who have fought so hard throughout the arab spring. so this is a tragedy o
their lives in the consulate, the u.s. consulate in libya. a heckler prevented him from doing so but making a pivot from the kind of tone he took before when -- actually criticizing president obama and his handling of what has taken place. we're taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on right now. the anger is spreading fast since the attacks on the u.s. consulate at libya that happened on the anniversary of september 11th. we are seeing protests and violence in the streets in several countries. we're talking egypt, iran, yemen and israel. secretary of state hillary clinton told muslims everywhere that the united states had nothing to do with the youtube video that seems to have sparked the violent protests. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. but as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. we condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. >> egypt is where the latest violence against t
>>> this hour the cnn hughes room, we are looking at all angles in the death of u.s. ambassador to libya. the on-line film clip that sparked rioting in two embassies and the life of the ambassador himself. light get to it. cnn has learned in the past few minutes that u.s. officials now believe attackers in libya did not specifically target the u.s. bassador to libya, chris stevens. targeted or not, ambassador stevens was killed along with three other members. me they planned to hit the consulate in benghazi, and were waitinged for an opportunity to strike. that opportunity came in a street riot last night. here's secretary of state hillary clinton today. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. live at the state department now to ellise. first of all, to the new information we are getting here because this is very rare. we understand for an ambassador to be killed by terrorists. does it change how people feel about what has happened at the state department that people's dear friend and colleague that he was not targeted, but
in the middle east. this one took place in australia overnight. protesters there clashed with police near the u.s. consulate. we'll take you live to cairo in just a minute or so for more on the massive protests that have been going on there. >> the worst of these protests was in libya. four americans were killed. their bodies were returned to the u.s. friday. christopher stevens was the ax to libya and was instrumental in building relations with rebels during the uprising against moammar gadhafi. sean smith was an air force veteran who served in missions from baghdad to benghazi. tyrone woods and glen doherty were former navy s.e.a.l.s who were working as diplomatic security officers at the u.s. consulate. the bodies were met by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. >> but even as voices of mistrust and suspicion seem to divide countries and cultures from one another, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> we've seen the anti-american protests popping up in more than a dozen countries now, but not all of them have
, former president bill clinton. she said the u.s. is committed to improving lives and promoting dignity. >> we are championing the universal human rights of all people, including the right to worship freely, to assemble and protest peacefully, and, yes, to freedom of expression. these rights are bound together inseperable not just in our constitution, but in the deck las vegas of human rights. threatening one threatens all. we want to bring in our foreign affairs correspondent to talk about this, jill dougherty. jill, obviously, i think the tone of these meetings is very different this year because it comes on the heels of all these attacks that we've seen on u.s. embassies across the middle east here and, of course, the death of the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. how does the secretary of state and how does the former president -- how could they move forward on their agenda realizing that there is so much volatility in the region? >> well, you know, suzanne, i think one of the key issues is the economic side of it because, after all, a lot of these countries -- look at ejust
, of course, with breaking news. anti-american mob attacks embassy in libya. the white house confirms that u.s. ambassador to libya, j. christopher stevens, is dead along with three other staff members. a radical islamic group led the hours long siege in benghazi, libya. the militants were apparently enraged by a cheaply made online film considered offensive to islam. just last hour one libyan leader joined the international chorus in condemning the tack. >> translator: we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people, to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. and at the same time, we expect the world to cooperate with us in order to confront to what is meant out of this kind of cowardice, criminal act. >> that is the libyan ambassador -- i'm sorry, libyan prime minister. cnn foreign aaffairs reporter elise labott is at the state department. you've known ambassador christopher for years. tell us about him. >> carol, what can i say? he was considered, really, at the state department the cream of the crop in terms of diplomatic foreign service officers.
outside the embassy in beijing. u.s. ambassador gary lock was surrounded by protesters. they have been demonstrating outside the japanese embassy next door demanding that japan relinquish control of an island chain claimed by china in the waters between the two countries. some of the protesters moved into the street blocking ambassador lock's car. some threw bottles. chinese police and military forces pushed the demonstrators back. the ambassador was not hurt. >>> turkish media says syrian opposition fighters took control of a border crossing at the syrian-turkish line. rebels have been trying to secure border crossings to create safe havens near turkey, a country sympathetic to the syrian opposition movement. >>> workers at a platinum mine in south africa have ended their labor strike. the deal comes after protests left 45 people dead. the mins accepted an agreement that will boost pay as much as 22%. a spokesman for the mine company called it groundbreaking, and workers say they're happy. >> yeah. no, no, no. the solution is coming. yeah. >> we have something. half is better than not
. >>> now, a cnn exclusive. a navy s.e.a.l. who captured osama bin laden says the book is wrong. it's caused a huge sensation. the best seller, "no easy day." he says bin laden was shot by one navy s.e.a.l. and was lying on the floor. cnn learned the head of the u.s. special operations contacted fellow navy s.e.a.l.s to see if it happened that way. they told him no. osama bin laden was standing in the room when they shot him. >>> a suspect is in custody for killing brian terry. the death blew open the lid on the gun smuggling sting known auz fast and furious. they arrested him 50 miles south of the arizona border. the u.s. is seeking to extradite him. three others are still at large. border agent terry was killed in a fire fight two years ago. the two guns found were linked to operation fast and furious. >> that family waited so long for answers. hopefully, they will get more. >>> we have much more ahead this hour. >> here is what's coming up. >>> his killing exposed operation fast and furious. now, an arrest in mexico for the death of the u.s. border agent. >>> sunny beaches and tan bodies,
. >>> in libya, new fighting in benghazi. but it is not the libyans who support the u.s. who are under siege. it is the radical islamist group tied to that that killed the u.s. ambassador. hundreds of pro-u.s. libyans stormed the center, forcing the group to flee the city. they still have no organized force. >>> and the leader of the free syria army says his troops are moving in to better coordinate with rebel soldiers. this is the city of holmes. they cannot independently say the video is authentic, but activists say 166 people have been killed across syria today. >>> and a prisoner on death row claims he is too fat to execute. the legal guys are weighing in on this case.  a . >>> all right, just seconds away from our great legal minds who will take a swipe at a case that could make its way all the way to the u.s. supreme court. richard, what is it about the case? the swabbing, the dna for everybody? >> unreasonable search and seizure, the ninth circuit court of appeals will overturn the case, going to the supreme court. >> avery? >> well, what is the difference between t
states manes, happening in helmand province. >>> and overnight, an assault at a joint u.s.-british base, where prince harry is stationed. the taliban has threatened to capture or kill prince harry. all of the taliban fighters except one were killed. >>> throughout the arab world, voices are still raised in anger against the united states. but the protests in libya, tunisia, and egypt are smaller in size and lower in volume. a mob started to form near the u.s. embassy in cairo today. but security forces broke it up. a u.s.-made film considered to be insulting the islam was among the protesters this week. >>> and pope benedict xvi calling for religious freedom in the middle east. crowds in lebanon cheered for the pope on the second day of his visit there. the pope praised lebanon as an example of how christians and muslims can work together, marriages between christians and muslims are not uncommon there. but the area has seen violence. there was a protest in tripoli and lebanon. scenes of carnage, in aleppo, syria today. 11 people were killed across the country. at the time, the presiden
marines. it happened in helmand province. a joint u.s. and british base where britain's prince harry is stationed. taliban have threatened to capture or kill harry during taliban. >>> new graphic video today out of syria. at least 145 people were killed across the country today. that's according to an opposition group. syria's president says he's committed to resolving the crisis as long as peace efforts are conducted in neutrality sxindens. he met today with a new international envoy from the united nations. and arab league. special envoy for the u.n. refugee agency, angelina jolie is speaking out about the syrian crisis. >> i share in everyone's concerns about the winter approaching. with the violence and conflict showing no signs of easing up and the numbers growing as people are crossing the borders and -- it is a very large concern for all of us and i hope we can all work together to make sure that, of course, you know, to be blunt, nobody freezes to death in this very, very frightened time. >> visited a syrian refugee cam in baghdad today. pope benedict is calling for religious
a possible shutdown come october 1st. if passive was delayed for days over partisan bickering. >>> and the u.s. senate also passed a measure almost unanimously that strengthens america's resolve on iran. the non-binding resolution allows the u.s. to pursue a policy other than containment if necessary to prevent iran from equiring nuclear weapons. the one dissenting vote came from rand paul who said it was a de factod declaration of war. >> the surge in afghanistan is over and officials are saying it has been a success. if all goes to plan, there will be a withdrawal of u.s.-led international military force by the end of 2014. pentagon correspondent barbara starr has details now. >> as commander in chief, i have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> the president in 2009 announcing a surge of troops into afghanistan. now, those troops are on their way home and the military is saying mission accomplished. >> the surge has effectively covered and enabled the training of the afghan national security force and it's an amazin
of the ambassador of the united states. >>> in teheran, protests outside of the swiss embassy which represents the u.s. since washington does not have diplomatic relations with iran. and also, american warships and u.s. marines are headed for libya as we speak. just a short while ago we learned identity of one more of the americans who were killed in libya. a person speaking for the family says she glenn dohertyf massachusetts. also, political fallout is building in the country over mitt romney's quick attack over president and the way that the american administration handled this crisis. cnn has reporters right across the globe throughout the middle east and we have handle on every s aspect and angle of this story, and we are life in every location. we will start right now with the anti-u.s. protests in yemen. one important note here sh, ye is a key ally in the fight against al qaeda in the arabian peninsula which has been a massive, massive problem of late. hakeem al wa ssri, is our journalist on the ground there. can you hear me? are you there? >> yes. protesters are decreasing and force forced to
, made in the u.s., that muslims say makes fun of their religion. the same anger sparked a violent protest in libya that resulted into the deaths of a u.s. ambassador and three others. u.s. officials are still trying to determine if the libya attack was complex and preplanned or spontaneous. a senior u.s. senator says there's no doubt in his mind. >> most people don't bring rocket-propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration. that was an act of terror. >> susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations told reporters she believes a rocket attack in benghazi was a spur of the moment act, carried out by extremisextremists. >>> explosions shook the suburbs of damascus today. opposition groups report that 167 people were killed across the country. >>> three straight days, three separate deadly attacks on nato forcesn afghanistan, not by obvious taliban fighters or al qaeda but by infiltrators acting alone or in groups often wearing the uniform of nato's allies. here's cnn's anna coren in kabul. >> reporter: it's been a deadly weekend here in afghanistan, two more green
outposts around the world today after the u.s. ambassador to libya and three staffers were killed. now u.s. marines are speeding to benghazi where they will help secure the u.s. consulate where the attack occurred. jill dougherty joins us now. >> reporter: officials here at the state department are beginning to piece together the details, but this is what we know. we have been speaking to them all morning long. what they say is essentially you had three things going on. you had the basic demonstration by regular libyans, but then you had a very targeted attack on the attack in benghazi by these heavy heavily-armed militants. we understand there were a couple dozen of them. they were using rpgs. very serious attack. as they attack the consulate, it starts a fire. and that is where the story with the ambassador comes in. the ambassador, mr. stevens, had been in benghazi temporarily. he's normally in the capital tripoli. also shawn smith, 10-year veteran, was also there on a temporary assignment. they were inside that consulate. fire breaks out. there are now three people along with one secur
on. protests erupting across the arab world. anti-american anger is spreading. since the attack the u.s. consulate in libya and the anniversary of 9/11, we are now seeing protests spreading across the region. there are several flash points right now. i want to get right to it. we begin with some breaking news, however. we are learning now that president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton will be atteing what is being called the transfer of remains ceremony. it is marking the return of the remains to the united states of those that were killed in benghazi, libya. president clinton will be delivering brief remarks. we're told that the first lady will be at that ceremony. this is supposed to happen about 2:15 this afternoon at andrew's air force base. let's go to tunisia. no north africa protesters have breached the u.s. embassy, the capital in tunisia. our journalist is joining us from tunisia, and i understand we lost that connection. we're going to get back to him and go on to another story, and many of the protests. what we are seeing here. we mention this -- this is the blac
as u.n. embassy. a country that has not had a real central government since 1990s, suddenly there is new hope. and a new president for somalia. but today we begin on a day we all promise never to forget. from pennsylvania to the pentagon to ground zero, the country marks the 11th anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. at world trade center, a site in new york, family members read the names of 2,753 people who died there. four times today, that reading stopped. [ bell tolling ] >> the sound of the bell followed by the sound of i silence marks the moment the two planes hit the towers and the moment each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama took part in a wreath laying ceremony. he said the wounds from 9/11 are still painful but the legacy of the unity and strength. >> as painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with a lesson, that no single event can ever destroy who we are. no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for. instead, we recommit ourselves to the values that we believe in, holding firmly without wavering to the hope that
, they are furious about that film made in the u.s. that muslims say make fun of their religion, and u.s. officials are still trying to determine if the libya attack was complex and preplanned or spontaneous. a senior u.s. senator says there's no doubt in his mind. >> most people don't bring rocket-propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration. that was an act of terror. >> the u.s. ambassador to united nations says she believed a rocket attack was spur of the moment. >>> explosions shook the suburbs of damascus today. opposition groups report that 167 people were killed across the country. >>> three straight days, three separate deadly attacks on nato forces, and but infiltrators often wearing the uniform of nato's allies. >> it has been a deadly weekend here in afghanistan. two more green on blue attacks have afghan soldiers turning on the forces training them. four american soldiers were killed after an afghan soldier turned his weapon on them, and this follows an attack on two british soldiers killed on saturday. this is an alarming trend on coalition forces who lost 51 soldiers this
in public. as far as the u.s., ordinary u.s. voters' position on israel, a gallup poll 63% of americans say sympathy lies more with israelis, 17% with americans. another poll conducted a -- with palestinians -- another poll conduct a few years ago 6% of americans say the u.s. should support palestinians in peace talks. with regards to that specific position -- >> i read a quote today that nobody ever lost the presidential election by kicking the palestinians. so it was a quote i read this morning. so, look, there was another thing too, apparently jokes about wishing he had latino heritage as well. >> right, if he were latino he'd be winning the race. this is something that's offending latinos, of course because it's considered insensitive to use that kind of sort of argument to explain away, perhaps, some of the issues that mitt romney's campaign has been having in the polls. we reached out to the romney campaign, when i was in tampa, we spoke to one of the romney campaign advisers, jonathan burkes on foreign policy, we reached out again today, we were told nobody would be made available to
enclave. that's where the foreign embassies are, the u.s. embassy, the french embassy. now, what you seem to have here is some people urging protesters to rush police officers and others saying don't go, stay put. and they can't seem to decide what to do. at this point it's basically a free-for-all. what you see is these protesters are throwing objects, sticks, stones and police just holding up their shields and blocking the objects. police officers are starting to throw rocks, and i think it's time for us to move back a little bit. now, what often gets lost in these dramatic pictures is the actual machine. how many people are here? if you do a quick count, there's no more than at most 400, 500 people here. we had to make a run for it because police fired off several canisters of tear gas. we had difficulty seeing and breathing, so we came back here to where there's a rally taking place. here's what we observe. a lot of the protesters who are throwing objects, sticks, stones, they're young men, teenagers many their 20s. you see them with this mischievous smile, and you get the impression
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